What to Wear on a Boat (Besides Your Swimsuit, Obviously)

As soon as you hear that you'll be spending a weekend on a boat with your friends, you already know which swimsuit will fit the part. Whether you're more of a one-piece or bikini person, swimwear is undoubtedly the protagonist of your ensemble and the one item you can scratch off your "what to wear on a boat" list instantly.

However, figuring out what to style over it and how to accessorize it is just as important (and just as fun). From flowy midi dresses to statement hats and trendy beach bags, you're lucky that this season's trends were made for weekend getaways on the water. And in that spirit, we've put together six essential items that will not only complement your swimsuit of choice but make any boat day so much more stylish.

The Polished Pre- and Post-Dip Cover-Up

You can never go wrong with a T-shirt dress cover-up. 

Available in sizes 6 to 24. 

There's a reason this trend has been around since the '60s.

Available in sizes S to L.

A flowy midi dress looks great before and after you take a dip in the water.

Available in sizes XS to L. 

The Subtle Statement Sunnies

Keep it chic with oval sunglasses. 

The Headgear That Packs a Punch

Make visors a thing again with this raffia number. 

Or go all out with an extremely oversize (but oh-so-chic) Pamela hat.

The Delicate Gold Accents

A dainty necklace is a lovely detail to any outfit. 

The Uniquely Textured Tote

A boat is the perfect place to sport your macramé bag. 

Trendy beaded bags are also welcome. 

The Simple, Sleek Sandals

Slide these on and you're ready to go. 

Available in sizes 5 to 11.

Flip-flops 2.0. 

Available in sizes 5 to 11.

Now just make sure you don't forget your sunscreen!

Opening Image: @shionat

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